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Being in the Lone Ranger

This past summer the College Fund was the beneficiary of the ticket sales for the Lone Ranger premiere. The opportunity, of course, prompted great discussions about misappropriation and Native star power. It wasn’t an easy decision but I kept my focus on the tribal colleges students who benefitted through the scholarship funds raised by the [...]

Red Language

RED LANGUAGE

There is a foreign language That trips on the tongues of the elders Skirts around the hearts of the young Sets itself to music and writes itself sonnets and epic poems

It is the language of the end The end of ourselves As indigenous

It is a white language Translucent in some places [...]

Reflection 2 – Urban Indian Living

Over the years I had often heard that our relatives who went to live in the cities because of relocation, education or to join other family members, kept alive the traditions and ceremonies of our people because they are so important to their identity and to their connection to their homelands. While I know [...]